Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tiger Tails

A new, tasty, easy tailgate treat...Tiger Tails. I found these in a magazine and they were originally Tigger Tails and part of a Winnie the Pooh birthday party....I however knew instantly what I could do with them.

Here's the How-To:
1 (14 ounce) bag of orange candy melts *I used the Wilton Candy Melts from Michael's*
1/2 cup all vegetable shortening divided into 2
1/2 (14 ounce) bag of chocolate candy melts *again, I used the Wilton brand.*
1 (10 ounce) bag of pretzel rods

1. Microwave orange candy melts and a 1/4 cup of the shortening. Microwave in 30 seconds intervals, stirring each time, until melted.

2. Dip pretzel rods 3/4 of the way into melted orange candy. I ended up pouring the melted candy into a glass to make it easier.

3. Place pretzel rods on wax paper to dry.

4. Melt the chocolate candy melts the same as the orange.

5. Spoon chocolate over pretzels to make stripes. (This method did not work for me, so I made a homemade pastry bag out of a ziplock and then made the stripes. This worked much better.)

6. Let chocolate dry and enjoy!

*I doubled my recipe and it was just as easy.


  1. Been waiting all day to see if you'd post!! Can't wait to try these! :) You're so clever!

  2. These are so cute! I'll definitely have to try them this Saturday!

  3. YAY/YUMMY! There went my diet and the hopes of losing those last 10 baby-weight pounds. :)

  4. I made ones similiar for the Hogan Christmas party one year. These are super easy to adapt to any season. Great with white chocolate and crushed candy canes.